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Women, Work and Growth

Women, Work and Growth Kamla Nath Woman's Role in Economic Development by Ester Boserup; George Allen and Unwin, London, 1970; pp 283.
IN analyses of poverty of nations, and the possibilities of their economic development, the contribution of man as a factor of production is given a prominent place, but the contribution of women to production and the possibilities of using their labour for economic development are generally overlooked. As a result, while economists have been concerned with unemployment of men and while care is taken in development programmes to use only those production methods which do not drive men out of employment, displacement of women workers in the process of economic development is not considered of much consequence.

Female Work Participation and Economic Development-A Regional Analysis

much control over the change in currency in circulation and so on the quantum of money in the present context. We have seen earlier that, varying the reserve requirements cannot have a very significant impact and that hence, among the instruments of credit control, varying the cost of credit and IN an earlier paper on women workers in India, based primarily on the analysis of 1961 Census data it was noted that "the great majority of women work either in agriculture or in the traditional rural industries or in service activities. Most of them are family workers or single workers who combine the responsibility of home and work. Industry-wise analysis of F/M ratios showed that women are represented primarily in the household sector of each industry and their numbers are smal! in the modern organised sectors. The work participation rate of urban women is significantly lower than that of rural women and that of literate women significantly lower than that of the illiterate. The secular trend is for women's work participation rate to fall although in agriculture and household industry the downward trend has been interrupted in 1961 by definitional changes. From all this one might well conclude that economic development with its accompanying urbanisation, spread of education and growth of modern organised industries will be accompanied by a progressive decline in the work participation rate of women

Women in the Working Force in India

Women in the Working Force in India Kamla Nath The great majority of women workers in India are engaged either in agriculture and traditional rural industries or in service occupations. The work participation rate of urban women is significantly tower than that of rural women and that of literate women lower than that of illiterate women.

Women in Service Occupations

Kamla Nath An analysis of the participation of women in service occupations is of interest not only for demographic and labour force studies but also to students of economic development and cultural change.

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